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Government House Halifax

A Place of History and Gathering

by (author) Christopher McCreery

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Jun 2020
Landmarks & Monuments, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
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Government House Halifax is the home of the Sovereign’s representative in the Province of Nova Scotia and the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians. It has also served as a home away from home for members of the Royal Family over its two-century history.

Government House Halifax: A Place of History and Gathering tells the story of this historic building. Beginning with its construction in 1800 and continuing through its extensive renovations in 2009, this sumptuous book tells the story of the building’s royal residents, the household staff, and the momentous — and occasionally amusing — events which have transpired within its walls. Christopher McCreery expertly guides readers through the building, including the state rooms and its hidden secrets, and introduces readers to important works of art held at Government House as part of the Crown Collection. McCreery’s text is amply illustrated by an extraordinary collection of images, including historic drawings and paintings along with modern photographs.

About the author

Christopher McCreery holds a doctorate in Canadian political history from Queen_s University and is the author of more than ten books, including The Beginners Guide to Canadian Honours and Canadian Symbols of Authority. He is private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He lives in Halifax.

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Editorial Reviews

"Christopher McCreery has brought alive the history of the House and the institution it proclaims as few could do in an absorbing read which has been sumptuously produced to do justice to its important text."

<i>Canadian Monarchist News</i>

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